THOUSAND ISLAND LAKE LOOP, CALIFORNIA
•Elevation Gain: 2,100ft
•Trail Type: Loop
In just over 20 miles, you can experience the Ansel Adams Wilderness, the John Muir Trail, and the Pacific Crest Trail on this trek through the Sierra Nevada. The loop begins and ends at Agnew Meadows, and note that a BACKCOUNTRY PERMIT IS REQUIRED and there are a limited number awarded per day.
As the name suggests, there are a multitude of lakes to ogle, cool your feet, and collect water from (just be sure to purify or filter it first!). You’ll crest 10,000-foot passes, enjoy panoramic views, and have more camping options than you’ll know what to do with. This distance includes a spur to Ediza Lake, or cut the spur and save four miles. This trip can be split into two or three days depending on mileage goals and how much time you want to relax lakeside. Camping is not permitted within 100 feet of lakes, running water, or the trail, but there are plenty of places to set up a tent. backpacking,backpacking,backpacking